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Released in Italy in 1962 as Le quattro giornate di Napoli ; running time: 124 min. The cast listed above was not given screen ... More Less

Released in Italy in 1962 as Le quattro giornate di Napoli ; running time: 124 min. The cast listed above was not given screen credit. More Less

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PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANIES
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Dir
Asst dir
Asst to the dir
PRODUCER
PHOTOGRAPHY
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FILM EDITOR
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Asst set des
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DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Le Quattro giornate di Napoli
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 19 March 1963
Copyright Claimant:
Titanus
Copyright Date:
31 December 1962
Copyright Number:
LP26212
Duration(in mins):
116
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

On September 8, 1943, General Badoglio of the Italian Army signs an armistice with the Allies. As the news spreads, the deliriously happy people of Naples pour out into the streets to celebrate. But their joy is short-lived; the German Wehrmacht considers the truce an act of betrayal, and Nazi forces take over all military installations. Within 4 days the occupation of the city is complete, and to show the Neapolitans who is master of the city, the German command orders the public execution of an Italian sailor named Livornese and forces the populace to kneel and applaud the killing. Furthermore, male inhabitants from 5 to 50 are rounded up for work in German labor camps. Then, on September 28th, the people of Naples revolt. Without plan, without organization, the resistance gathers force throughout the city and it is now the Germans who become the hunted. Fighting with hidden arms and makeshift weapons, the partisans build barricades in their streets, mount snipers on rooftops and in parked cars, and toss grenades at Nazi tanks. Gennaro Capuozzo, a reform school boy who dies fighting the Nazi tanks, is a particular hero. Four days later, on October 1, 1943, the Wehrmacht is forced to evacuate Naples, and Allied troops are able to enter a city that has been freed by its own ... +


On September 8, 1943, General Badoglio of the Italian Army signs an armistice with the Allies. As the news spreads, the deliriously happy people of Naples pour out into the streets to celebrate. But their joy is short-lived; the German Wehrmacht considers the truce an act of betrayal, and Nazi forces take over all military installations. Within 4 days the occupation of the city is complete, and to show the Neapolitans who is master of the city, the German command orders the public execution of an Italian sailor named Livornese and forces the populace to kneel and applaud the killing. Furthermore, male inhabitants from 5 to 50 are rounded up for work in German labor camps. Then, on September 28th, the people of Naples revolt. Without plan, without organization, the resistance gathers force throughout the city and it is now the Germans who become the hunted. Fighting with hidden arms and makeshift weapons, the partisans build barricades in their streets, mount snipers on rooftops and in parked cars, and toss grenades at Nazi tanks. Gennaro Capuozzo, a reform school boy who dies fighting the Nazi tanks, is a particular hero. Four days later, on October 1, 1943, the Wehrmacht is forced to evacuate Naples, and Allied troops are able to enter a city that has been freed by its own people. +

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